Sidney Reports 2015

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by 4bouys, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. mhbradley

    mhbradley Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the post.

    Those Sidney fish are elusive.

    Like a Jolly Roger squirt (all glow body with black lines going down 2 sides)?
  2. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Well-Known Member

    ya that's the truth, it seems they are either there or they aren't and a lot of times just little guys(although legal in victoria).

    The squirt is glow with black on the top half, sort of like a cop car but glow instead of white - not sure what the name is? Honestly I've never fished it, but my buddy said it's a killer.
  3. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a jolly roger maybe a witch doctor ?
    I remember when Luhr Jensen first came out with the cop car
    about 15 years ago. what a killer that was and probably still is.
  4. Arjento

    Arjento Active Member

    So went out of talista park today, james island warf to drop crab trap on the mt.newton side two keepers nice to see its not totally crabbed out,then to zero rock for halibut couldn't find a bit especially since I didn't have an anchor but I didn't try very hard had to head back to the truck forgot something lol, then pulled out to navigate the mine field between Sidney spit and james island fished that for a couple hours no hits on army truck coho killer or the other spoons used: coyote number 4.0 black and white, green white and red light colours, or the black and white spoon, purple onion flasher and green onion flashers guess the fishing is dying down in Sidney right now :( oh well if anything nice water and nice day to not be in the office. There was one incident at the dock though older guy unloading his boat when I was coming in he didn't even have it backed in or ug tied and I waited then I moved in and he launches and moves it to the spot I was goin oh well I'm not sure the ediquette but man that was annoying. I'm Patient confrontation at the dock is not my forte or goal I'd rather have a nice day
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  5. saltydawg

    saltydawg Well-Known Member

    I watched a pod of Transient Orcas off the powder wharf this afternoon taking apart a seal. VERY NICE :)
  6. Bent-Tip

    Bent-Tip Active Member

    Fished there Tuesday and it was thick with seals. Got one of our fish and my tackle too!!!
  7. lpaulcarter

    lpaulcarter Member

    We dropped our traps at the Spit on Saturday and then fished (anchored) between Halibut Island and Hambley Point for a few hours...nothing but a cabazon. There were 16 keepers in the traps though, and the weather was balmy and calm, so an excellent day all in all.
  8. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    With reports slow from sooke to the flats thinking of a couple of hours in Sidney tomorrow. Anyone been out recently? Will post a report if we go!
    Tight lines this weekend.
  9. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    Did an evening fish... 4 to 7:30. No bites at the red can. Missed one on a plug at the powder wharf. Three keeper crab at the spit.
  10. 4bouys

    4bouys Member

    Anyone catching anything out of Sidney? Went out yesterday for a bit. Nothing at Powder wharf around the tide change - then over to Coal Island for a bit w same results. Green then bloody nose teaser heads, glow squirt and silver/white hootchie. Hope to find some fish this weekend - perhaps not at Sidney. Good luck (and good motors)
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball Active Member

    Sunday April 5th:
    A few boats at Fairfax.
    We went to Powder Wharf for the tide change. Trolled from the red can past powder wharf in a circuit. No nibbles. About 6 other boats there, and didn't see anyone with the net out.
    Picked up tonights crab dinner at Sidney Spit though!
  12. porcupine

    porcupine Well-Known Member

    There was a small derby on Saturday, put together by a bunch of US anglers. They called it the Can-Am derby and about 30 boats fished in it. The winning fish was a 19 lb spring from Pender Island. Second was one between 17&18 that came from Mandarte Island and third was a 16 from Isabel Point. The winner won a side bet of $7,000! This may become a new annual derby in this area.
  13. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Well-Known Member

    Ran down haro straight from sidney an anchored up . Had a big skate to the boat in 20 mins after anchoring and about 15 mins after that I bonked a 35 or so pound Hali. Was a quick trip and I was out of there .
  14. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    Hey Procupine.. Where were those tickets on sale ?? Heard about it but didn't know when it was.. Some nice fish weighed in..
  15. porcupine

    porcupine Well-Known Member

    Don't know where they were on sale, only the results as told to me by participants.
  16. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the report..
  17. Arjento

    Arjento Active Member

    Any fish reports for sidney area from powderwarf, zero rock(i know not
    Sidney), hambley, fairfax or pender?
  18. 2xeagle16

    2xeagle16 Active Member

    We caught 2 springs (10 and 19) from Wain Rock and Satelite Channel, trolling just off the bottom. Prawning was a disaster!
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  19. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Spent the day in the Saanich Inlet. Beautiful day but the catching part didn't necessarily go as planned. Prawning couldn't have been much worse.

    Spent a couple hours looking for salmon around Wain rock, lost a good one and had another pin popper.
  20. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Boy things have sure changed since prawns opened. Wonder why the steep decline?

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